To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu

AUVSI 2016: Future army kit to be optionally-manned

4th May 2016 - 16:45 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in New Orleans


Future procurements of vehicles or aircraft by the US Army will likely include the requirement that they have optionally-manned or robotic capabilities, the general responsible for defining the future direction of the army has said.

Speaking to Shephard at Xponential, General David Perkins, commanding general of US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) said the army would in the future require a platform that could be manned or unmanned ‘depending on the situation’. 

‘If you have a situation where you need that cognitive ability, you could man it, if not, it’s unmanned,’ he explained. ‘We are looking for, not …

Want to read more?

To read this article, along with thousands of others like it, start your Premium News free trial.

Start Trial or log in here

Share to